A very happy new year to you all!!!! What a blessing it is to have been given the gift of 365 more days...may we use them wisely and for the glory of Christ. It's exciting and inspiring as we make goals for this new year. I'm sure some of them will end up being shared here eventually. :-)
This post by Matthew Jacobson is such a good reminder as we begin this year. I know for our family, looking back over everything that happened in 2013 is amazing. It was a BIG year with moving and having so many changes in our lives. It was a year filled with difficulty, excitement, many trials and testing of our faith, joy in being together, unknown, answered prayers and much waiting...but above all else, it was a year walked with God by faith, which made it an amazingly good year because we serve an amazingly good God who is faithful always! I wonder what God has in store for us for 2014???? Like Mr. Jacobson says...
Are you ready for the new year? Doesn’t much matter because it’s here! A lot of life is like that, coming at us fast and hard.
Philip knew it was impossible. They only had a little money.
Jesus knew it was impossible, too.
Jesus knows what we know. He knows the insurmountable mountain you’re facing right now. But, He knows something more. He knows what He intends to do, regardless of the enormity of our circumstances. The next verse says Jesus asked Philip . . . for a reason . . . to test him. (John 6:6)
Jesus wants to know how we’ll respond when faced with circumstances that only He can handle. Will we trust Him with the impossible? Jesus had a plan for Philip, for that huge crowd, and He has a plan for you, today, right now.
This is what God was reminding me, this morning, when I read these words from the Sermon on the Mount: The Father knows what you need before you ask. (Matthew 6:8).
Will you trust Him with that impossible challenge in 2014?
He knows what we need and He has a plan.
Blessings and love to you all as we begin this new year! May God's richest blessings be yours!
~Breanna for the family